My Love for Coffee | Coffee Toffee and Fitness

I bet people are wondering why the blog is called Coffee Toffee and Fitness and well for those of you who don’t know me… I really love my coffee and I can’t go a day without it.

Just the other day, I went without coffee until 2 pm. At 1 pm I could feel the dreaded withdrawl headache starting. Caffeine is a serious drug… and a really hard habbit to kick.

I’m not the type who likes starbucks, though I’ll drink it when it’s the only thing around, I definitely prefer Peet’s over anything else. 

My love for coffee all started when I found myself commuting 1 1/2 – 2 hours to work every morning. Thank you LA traffic! 😦 And my need and love for coffee has not fallen since, it’s very rare to find me without a cup of joe in my hand. 🙂

Porto’s iced coffee is also rather delicious, and it’s a very nice treat to have when I’m up in Burbank. I really don’t want to know what goes into making it so delicious though… :0

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Hotmess to Hotness – 60 Day acccountability group begins!

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Today, was the first day of the accountability group I’m co-hosting with my coach. I’m so excited to get to be given this oppourtinity to partner up with her, to run my first of many groups.

So far, we have a great group of girls from all over the US and I’m excited to have all of them with us during this 60 day journey. I can’t wait to get to know everyone and see the results at the end of the 60 days!!!

We’re always looking for more people who are interested in changing their lives and the lives of others. Please reach out if you too want to join this amazing group! 🙂

Day 1 – Complete ❤

Sunday, Meal Prep Day

Yesterday, I spent a lot of time in the kitchen. Meal prep isn’t the easiest thing to do, but it’s so worth it in the end. I love having meals ready immediantly when I want them. Helps me stay on target and not reach for the easy junk food.

I made Curried Chicken and Dijon Mustard Chicken Salad. 🙂 Recipies below if you’re interested.

Curried Chicken Recipe

Dijon Mustard Chicken Salad

 

Followers | Coffee Toffee and Fitness

coffee-breath-clipart-1I’m very excited to announce that in under a month of starting this blog, I already have over 10 followers!

Thank you very much to everyone who’s decided to follow the blog and watch my ups and downs during my fitness journey! Feel free to share the blog with friends and comment! I’d love to hear from you!

Thanks again for taking the time to subscribe to my blog! 🙂 ❤

Round 2! 21 Day Fix Extreme

Yesterday, I started my second round of the 21 Day Fix Extreme.


I’m setting some goals for the next 21 Day:

  • Less modifications
  • Active during the entire minute…
  • Less breaks
  • Focus on my core and flattening my tummy.
  • Be the best person I can be and a great role model for my first accountability group!

During my first round, I was resting way more than I actually need to and my goal this time is to push through no matter what gets in my way. My body is much stronger than my mind thinks it is, just look at the picture of my arm from Friday. I’m still shocked I have some muscle! In case you missed it, Parties, Tattoos and Changes

I really need to push myself and no longer make excuses. I can’t wait to see what this next round has in store for me, and I’m excited to figure out my next step in my fitness journey after this round is complete.

21 Day Fix Extreme Complete!


The before picture is from the very beginning, before a round of 21 Day Fix, and the after is after one round of the 21 Day Fix Extreme.

So much has changed during the past 42 days, way more than I ever could’ve imagined. Not only am I a little lighter, my hair is a little lighter too. 😛 But seriously, I’m mentally and physically stronger and it’s the greatest feeling in the world. I’m so happy I began this journey and this is by far not the end. I plan on another round of the 21 Day Fix Extreme and my new goals for the round will do less modifiers and take less breaks. I’ll continue spinning and do my best to keep up with daily walks to reach my goal of 10,000 steps per day.

Happy Easter!

Parties, Tattoos and Changes

So, my company had a little party outside and just for fun a co-worker started drawing “tattoos” on people. Here’s mine.

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After taking the picture, I sent it to my mother to show her what work “did to me…” and after taking another look at the photo on the iMessage screen, my first thought was… damn… Where did that muscle come from!?!?!?!

That muscle was never that defined before in my life. I really have to thank my coach, BeachBody, 21 day fix and the 21 day fix extreme for whipping me into shape. I’m loving all the pluses that come along with making positive changes to your life. 🙂 ❤

 

 

Setting Goals… is Tough

 I am by no means an expert on any of this, I’m only sharing what I’ve recently come to realize as I work to improve myself. I hope to provide inspiration to those who need it. 🙂

When you’re looking to change your life it’s very important to set GOOD goals for yourself. What I mean by good goals. Goals that are obtainable, realistic and not too easy to reach.

When I started my first round of the 21 day fix, my coach asked the members of my first accountability group to write down some short term and long term goals that each one of us wanted to reach during the first challenge. This task was harder for me than I thought it should be. Initially my goal was to get in shape. But why?!? I didn’t realize until that moment, that during my entire life I never had a real reason.

After giving it lots of thought, I completed the project by writting down my long term and short term goals and posting them for the group to see. I’m so glad I completed the excersize. It forced me to come up with real reasons why I wanted to be in shape and by sharing them I was held accountable to reach them. I’m still working towards my goals, but the real plus is I haven’t given up as I’ve done several times in the past.

Sharing my goals helped me realize that I wanted more than just to look good. I wanted to feel good, I want to be strong, and I don’t want to let anything to get in my way and stop me from being successful.

I’m so thankful for being a part of a group of people who are all working towards a common goal!

 

Week 2 – 21 Day Fix Extreme – Complete

I know everyone’s probably tired of hearing me talk about this program but I’m too happy with my progress to keep it all to myself!

It works! It really does and it’s so easy to incorporate it into busy lifestyles! I can’t wait to share the after pictures as soon as I complete the third week. 🙂

The second week was much better than my first! I didn’t have the right equipment during the first week but my new resistance bands arrived just in time for this weeks workouts. What a difference that made…

Pilates was a struggle again, but I’ve make great improvements within a week. I did less modifiers, took less breaks and kept up with everyone else. It’s a great feeling to see these improvements.

On to the third week of Extreme! I can’t wait to see the results in the end!

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60 Day Accountability Group!

Hi all. I know I’ve posted information on my Hotmess to Hotness group before, but I wanted to remind everyone about the 60 Day accountability group I’m co hosting with my coach.

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Here’s a little bit about the accountability group for those who haven’t heard of it before. It’s a secret Facebook group, where each day Amy or I will post something for the day…a motivational quote, a list of questions, or recipes, etc. The goal is to keep everyone engaged and checking in daily with updates on how their workouts are going.  It’s a fun way to interact, get to know more people, and find others who are on the same journey as you!

I’ve been a part of two groups so far and they’ve kept me on target towards my goal. I wouldn’t have stuck with the life style change if it wasn’t for this group!

If you’re ready to make a change in your life and not just start some fad diet, please reach out!

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